UCLA School of Dentistry Appoints No-Hee Park as Associate Dean of Research

Posted on: Monday, 08/11/1997

The UCLA School of Dentistry has appointed Dr. No-Hee Park (Calabasas), professor of oral biology and director of the Dental Research Institute, as associate dean of research.

"Dr. Park's stellar research talents and current administrative duties make him a natural choice for this associate deanship," said Rory Hume, dean of the dental school. "I look forward to the great things he will accomplish for the dental school in his new leadership role."

In his new position, Park is responsible for implementing the school's research policies, assisting faculty with grant applications, identifying funds for specific projects, monitoring funding sources, recruiting research faculty, and serving as a liaison between dentistry and other UCLA departments to increase research collaboration and funding.

Park's work at the UCLA Dental Research Institute focuses on the relationship between the human papilloma virus and oral cancer. Last year, he was named principal investigator of a $1.2 million five-year research grant from the National Institute of Dental Research to launch a postdoctoral biomedical research training program at the School of Dentistry.

Park is founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Oral Biology, the official journal of the Korean Academy of Oral Biology. He is also an editorial board member for the International Journal of Oncology and the European Journal of Cancer.

Park treats patients at the UCLA Faculty Group Dental Practice and is program director of the UCLA-King Drew Regional Research Center for Minority Oral Health. He is a member of the grant review boards for the National Institute of Dental Research and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Park graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University with a degree in dental surgery, specializing in general practice and periodontics. He also has a doctorate in pharmacology from the Medical College of Georgia and another doctorate in dental medicine from Harvard University.